Re: [PATCH 8/12] generic hweight{32,16,8}()

From: Akinobu Mita <mita_at_miraclelinux.com>
Date: 2006-01-27 15:55:22
On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:42:09PM +0530, Balbir Singh wrote:

> > +static inline unsigned int hweight32(unsigned int w)
> > +{
> > +        unsigned int res = (w & 0x55555555) + ((w >> 1) & 0x55555555);
> > +        res = (res & 0x33333333) + ((res >> 2) & 0x33333333);
> > +        res = (res & 0x0F0F0F0F) + ((res >> 4) & 0x0F0F0F0F);
> > +        res = (res & 0x00FF00FF) + ((res >> 8) & 0x00FF00FF);
> > +        return (res & 0x0000FFFF) + ((res >> 16) & 0x0000FFFF);
> > +}
> > +
> 
> This can be replaced with
> 
>   register int res=w;
>   res=res-((res>>1)&0x55555555);
>   res=(res&0x33333333)+((res>>2)&0x33333333);
>   res=(res+(res>>4))&0x0f0f0f0f;
>   res=res+(res>>8);
>   return (res+(res>>16)) & 0xff;

Probably you are right.
Unfortunately, it is difficult for me to prove that sane equivalence.

Anyway those hweight*() functions are copied from include/linux/bitops.h:
generic_hweight*(). So you can optimize these functions.

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Received on Fri Jan 27 15:55:55 2006

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